Hilary S. | Birth Doula in Bothell, WA

Your Wellness Storey, LLC

    Practice overview

    I am a trained Birth Doula through the Simkin Center at Bastyr University and am a certified Birth Doula through DONA International. I have 10 years of experience in the pre and post natal fitness industry, where I gained extensive knowledge of the anatomy as well as physical changes that occur throughout each stage of pregnancy, and postpartum considerations after delivery. I'm passionate about supporting moms, through the entire process of becoming a parent, from conception, to birth, and beyond. Being invited into the room during your labor and delivery is truly an honor and a privilege. I strive to have each of my clients feel heard, seen, and leave feeling confident that they had the birth experience they wanted, even if it ends up looking different than planned.

    Years experience

    4

    Families supported

    40

    Birth Rate

    2000

    Care philosophy

    My goal is for clients to feel continually supported and empowered, in a judgement free environment. I want your time with me to be a positive experience throughout your prenatal, birth and postpartum months by providing you with consistent care each step of the way.

    Services

    • Birth doula support

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • Surrogacy
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital

    Languages

    • English

    Credentials

    • Birth Doula training, Simkin Center at Bastyr
    • Certified Birth Doula, DONA International

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    Pricing packages

    Birth Doula Services
    $ 2000 /hr
    My fee includes 1-2 prenatal visits, 24/7 phone and email support from time of hire (non-urgent concerns will be addressed during standard business hours), continuous labor support, 2 postpartum check ins, and breastfeeding support. Additional postpartum visits, $45 per hour.
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Location

    Areas served

    • Bothell
    • Kirkland
    • Woodinville
    • Seattle
    • Mill Creek
    • Bellevue
    • Kenmore
    • Redmond
    • Snohomish
    • Monroe
    • Lake Stevens
    • Everett
    • Lake Forest Park
    • Lynnwood
    • Shoreline
    • Mountlake Terrace

    Collections

    • Anny
      October 7, 2022 at 11:05 am | Client review
      5 /5

      If we didn’t have Hilary, we would not be able to have a natural birth. As a first time Mommy, Hilary gave me so much support and encouragement during and after labor. I couldn’t imagine that I would be able to make it without her. We are so thankful to have her along our birth journey.

    • Caitlin
      October 10, 2022 at 11:11 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Hilary was an exceptional doula and a wonderful addition to our birth story. As first time parents, we felt prepared going into labor and what to expect thanks to our initial meetings with her. She was responsive and attended our hospital labor throughout the entire process. When labor took a couple turns, Hilary was there to explain what options we had and what we might need to consider. She came prepared and ensured our stay and delivery were as comfortable as possible. Her post-labor visits were very helpful in navigating those first few weeks of parenthood as well. We appreciated having her as a another resource to help with the wild ride that child birth really is. Thank you, Hilary for being there for us!

    • Sarah
      October 10, 2022 at 11:14 am | Client review
      5 /5

      For my 3rd birth I decided to hire a doula. I knew Hilary had extensive knowledge in prenatal and postnatal fitness. She has supported moms in all stages of motherhood through the FIT4MOM programs. I knew she was a perfect match for what I was looking for in a doula. I’m even more thankful she was there during my labor. She provided me with all the support I needed to get me through a difficult labor that didn’t go as planned. She provided me the strength I needed with her words of encouragement and didn’t leave my side the whole time. Her 3 day follow up, when she came to my house to check on me and baby was so helpful. It allowed me the opportunity to talk about my birth experience and how I perceived it. She was able to tell me about her point of view and helped me change my mindset to make me feel powerful and strong. Thank you so much for all your support through my pregnancy, labor and beyond!

    • Lisa
      April 29, 2023 at 12:24 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Hilary was fantastic. Not only professional, responsive and personable but funny and caring to boot! I had a very normal pregnancy and hired Hilary in my second trimester. When my disastrous third trimester rendered a severe preeclampsia diagnosis, long hospital stay and a much earlier birth than I had expected, Hilary was so attentive! Because I was getting induced so early as my preeclampsia developed in HELLP syndrome, induction was likely going to take a while. Hilary came to the hospital when I called her in and was there to stay!! It was so nice having her there during labor helping me understand what was happening when it was happening. I appreciated her friendly comradery with the medical staff which put me at ease and she fit in so well as a part of my team. She was helpful in such practical ways, including positioning for contractions, pain management techniques and even just grabbing coffee for us. I ended up needing a C-section. At that time, she packed all my things to take that off of my husbands plate. I had accumulated so much stuff during my stay that having that off his plate was invaluable. We made a plan knowing our little one would need or head to NICU right after birth. My husband would go with the baby and Hilary would wait for me in my recovery room. I’m so thankful for all the practical help and comfort she provided!

    • Janet
      April 29, 2023 at 12:32 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Hilary was an amazing source of knowledge and support for my husband and I. We hired Hilary to support us through the birth of our first child. I was initially hesitant about hiring a doula because it looked like I’d need a C-section. After getting the all clear for a vaginal delivery, we decided a doula would be a good option for us. As it turns out, I needed an emergency C-section. My birth ended up being so far removed from the birth plan I’d written, but the one constant was Hilary. Having her there with us allowed us to focus on the birth of our child and not how it was happening. She kept both of us calm and explained what was happening when the medical staff couldn’t. She definitely proved me wrong about needing a doula for a C-section! She continued to support us after birth with additional visits, frequent check-ins, and additional support. We’re so grateful we had Hilary as we entered this next chapter of our lives.

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